The Long Paddock Tour 01

2024 Riverina Tour

  • From $1150 through to $1650 per personIndividuals/Couples/Small Groups 5 to 10 people: $1300pp Tri or Quad / $1450 Twin / $1650 Single. Small to Medium groups 12-22 people $1200/$1300/$1500. Medium groups 24-30 people $1150/$1250/$1450.
  • Deniliquin • Hay • Echuca
  • Shepo’s Whey: A dairy farm with a twist! • Shear Outback Hay • Bishops Lodge Hay • The Great Aussie Beer Shed • Deniliquin’s Ute Muster Display and The Depot • Restdown Wines
  • For bookings, please phone 1800 154 551 or email info@murraymagictours.com.

  • Sunday pick up from Deniliquin (NSW) or Kerang Station (VIC) to Barham
  • Return coach travel from Barham to Deniliquin (NSW) or Barham Coach Station (VIC)
  • Four day tours to places of interest as per itinerary
  • Entry fees covered for attractions listed on the itinerary
  • Travel in our coach with a professional coach driver / tour guide
  • Two cooked / continental breakfast and three continental breakfast
  • Light snack meal and dessert on the night of arrival
  • Three two-course set menu evening meals at Riverland Motel, one two-course set menu at Pretty Pine Hotel.
  • Three morning teas and one afternoon tea
  • Two lunches
  • Welcome to the start of your holiday. We will meet you either at Deniliquin or Kerang dependent on your point of origin, and transport you back to our Motel in Barham, where you can relax, settle in and enjoy a light meal and dessert in your room.

  • For our first day trip we are off to Deniliquin where we will visit the newly established Muster Museum showcasing the 23 years of the Deniliquin Ute Muster Festival. Following morning tea, we return to the Deniliquin township to visit "The Depot", a museum where history is brought to life through a unique collection of historical vehicles and memorabilia, with an unforgettable 'wow' factor when you walk through the door. Step back into the 50's as you lunch at the Cruizin Diner a booth style diner with neon signs, 50's tunes and an extensive menu of burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes and more. After lunch we travel to Restdown Wines, a certified organic winery, farm and Aboriginal wetland. Here you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the Wetlands where you will see Aboriginal scar trees, cooking hearths and more before partaking in a tasting of the organic wines produced at Restdown.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • This morning we visit the Piccoli’s family farm. John Piccoli, affectionately known as the “Spanner Man” has been in a wheelchair since he was 8 years old. Despite this he has designed, created and erected world class sculptures all made from open-ended spanners. Simply amazing workmanship, after a short video we will venture around the gardens for closer inspection of the modern art, and inspect the shed where it was all created!
    We'll venture into Wedderburn for lunch, before we reconvene at the Coach house Museum for a step back in time to a general goods store, closed in the late 60's - it's all still there to see, preserved in it's 60's state including cellars, blacksmith forge and more.! We'll then head to the Eucalyptus Distillery to see how eucalyptus oil is made, before sampling and an opportunity to buy the local oil.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • A shear experience not to forget, we’re off to Hay to visit "Shear Outback"-an award-winning innovative and exciting interpretative centre devoted to these colourful characters of the bush and follows the technology of ‘getting the wool’ off, – past, present, and future. First we wander down to the shearing shed for a live shearing demonstration and informative talk on the history of shearing, then roam around the centre to see, feel AND smell shearing!. Following lunch in town, we pick up our tour guide and get a guided town tour, a true local's perspective, who will also take us to the Bishops Lodge & Rose Garden- a unique iron building designed to combat the harsh climate of the western Riverina and provide a practical and elegant home for the family of the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton, in 1888. We then head off to the old Hay Goal a heritage-listed former prison and a quick stop at the Dunera Musuem at the old train station, a tribute to the internee's from WWII. Its been a big day today, so on our way home we’ll stop for dinner at the Pretty Pine Hotel.

    Products to Buy - Long Day
  • This morning we head for Echuca to pick up our local guide to learn how Echuca Moama was developed from just a river crossing on the Long Paddock run. Now for something different! The Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum. The Museum is one of the most interesting and unique tourist attractions in Victoria with something for everyone to enjoy. You can explore all the Aussie Icon paraphernalia after a talk from our enthusiastic host, and we'll have some lunch there before we head off to visit Shepo's Whey - a dairy farm with a twist. Mick and his family will show us around the dairy and sculpture farm, and maybe have an extra surprise after afternoon tea. Quickly back to Barham for dinner before we head into Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement to view their best attraction “Heartbeat of the Murray”. This is a 360-degree multi-media display that will totally immerse you in the Murray River story.

    Lunch Included - Afternoon tea included
  • After an early breakfast in your room this morning we say farewell and thank you for joining us, before driving you to your pickup point for the journey home.

  • Drive Yourself

    If you wish to arrive by car you can access your room any time after 2pm on the Sunday. Your car can be parked outside your room. Departure by 9.30am on the following Friday.

  • Deniliquin (NSW) Pick Up / Drop Off

    Please insure you book a return ticket Pick up locatin to Deniliqiuin - Sydney to Melbourne XPT

    • Departs Central Railway Station on Sunday at 7.40am and arrives at Wagga Wagga Station at 1.54pm, your luggage will be transported to a Country Link coach, due to depart at 2:15 to continue your journey to Deniliqiun arriving at 5.40pm. You will be met my our coach and driver, for an ETA to Riverland Motel Barham around 6.45pm.
    • On return the following Friday our driver will take you to Deniliquin to meet the Counrty link coach which will depart Deniliquin at 8.45am arriving at Wagga Wagga Station in time to board the 13.07pm Melbourne to Sydney XPT, arriving in Sydney around 7.47pm.
    • Please note ONE standard size suitcase per person, the maximum weight is 20kgs. Overweight luggage may be refused by the driver.
  • Kerang Station (VIC) Drop-Off / Pick-Up

    Please insure you are booked on the correct route - if you choose to arrive at an earlier time you will have to wait for our coach to arrive - we only pick up at 1.53pm on a Sunday. If you wish to be collected from the earlier train there is a fee of $50.00 per person, and this must be pre organised. Please check with us before booking your ticket.

    • Melbourne Swan Hill line departs Southern Cross Station at 10.06am to Bendigo, then transfers to a coach to Kerang Station, ETA 1.53pm on Sunday. You'll be met by our driver who will bring you back to the Barham Riverland Motel by 2:20pm.
    • Return on the following Friday our driver will take you to the Barham Coach Stop to catch the 7.00am coach direct to Southern Cross Station with an ETA of 11.25am.
    • Please note ONE standard size suitcase per person, the maximum weight is 20kgs. Overweight luggage may be refused by the driver.
  • Other Options

    Other travel options may be available - please contact us if none of the above suit you.

Terms & Conditions for our tours

Booking Process

Step 1: Phone or email us, or book online to confirm availability of your preferred tour, date and   current pricing. Should you wish to proceed we will place a tentative booking for you.

Step 2: Within 7 days of the tentative booking please complete and return your booking form along with your initial deposit. This holds your booking. This is automated when booking online.

Step 3: Once this initial deposit is received, we will issue a receipt, which will explain when your next payment is required.

Step 4: 45 Days prior to tour commencement date make your final deposit payment. This confirms your booking.

Deposits

6 & 7 Day Tour’s (5 to 10 people tours):

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • A further deposit payment of $600pp is due 45 days prior to departure date, and this confirms your booking. A $50 discount is available if full balance is paid at the 45 day mark. Any remaining balance is due on arrival or can be paid at any time prior to arrival.
  • Any booking made with between 14 and 45 days of departure; $700 payment is due immediately and balance due on arrival.
  • Any booking made with less than 14 days prior to departure requires immediate full payment.

6 & 7 Day Tour’s (12 - 22 and 24-30 people tours):

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to departure.

Speciality, Golf, and any other tours not mentioned above:

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • Full tour payment is due 45 days prior to departure date and this confirms your booking.
  • Any booking made with less than 45 days prior to departure requires immediate full payment.

Pricing

We reserve the right to change our prices without notice.  This can mean that different passengers on the same tour may have been charged different prices. Prices confirmed at the time of issuing your booking confirmation.

Cancellations

All cancellations are preferred in writing and will be subject to cancellation charges.

Based on the date the cancellation is received by us, cancellations greater than one month of tour date are subject to a $50 cancellation fee, all other monies will be refunded via same payment method (exc. Cheques and BPAY – if originally paid via a cheque your refund will be issued via Australia Post money order minus the cost of the money order. If paid via BPAY we’ll require your bank details to return the transfer). Cancellations 45 days or less will forfeit all monies paid.

Regrettably, cancellation charges cannot be waived, and you acknowledge that it is a condition of these Terms that you take out adequate comprehensive travel insurance which includes coverage in the event of cancellation by you.

Ammendments by Murray Magic Tours

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, MMT takes no responsibility for any itinerary changes we determine acting reasonably that are required for safety reasons or in situations where changes are required due to matters outside of our control. You acknowledge MMT's right to make amendments in these circumstances. While we will reasonably endeavor to supply comparable arrangements, you agree that you will not be entitled to any cost reduction, refund, or other compensation in these situations.

Minimum Numbers

All tours are subject to minimum numbers. If MMT cancels a tour due to lack of numbers, you will have the option to receive a full refund or to transfer to alternative tour. If the cost of the alternative tour is less expensive than the original tour then we will refund you the difference, and if the alternative tour is more expensive then you agree to pay the difference. We endeavor to have this decision made no less than 45 days before departure.